TEMP Housing Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $18 to $20 per hour – Commensurate with experience.




621 DeGraw Street
United States


Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a 40 year old South Brooklyn based non-profit comprehensive community-development corporation whose mission is to advance economic and social justice. FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student-centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification. FAC works to transform the lives of over 5,500 low and moderate income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live and work with dignity and respect while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just.

The Housing Development Unit develops and preserves safe, affordable housing for low and moderate income New Yorkers. The pipeline currently contains 6 active projects comprising over 1,000 units and includes a diversity of new construction and renovations, senior and family housing, and mixed income and mixed use projects in a variety of locations. FAC places a strong emphasis on sustainable development as well as innovative deal structures and financing schemes to achieve our mission.

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) requires a highly motivated and organized individual to assist in renting up apartments affordable to eligible low and moderate income residents – including advertising and marketing, reviewing income eligibility and conducting household interviews and determining qualifications, keeping and maintaining excel based Logs of applicants and files, and coordinating lease signing and move in.


The Housing Development Associate will be responsible for a variety of tasks involved in FAC’s housing and community facility development work. S/he will report to the Unit Director and will work closely with the other staff members of the Housing Development Unit to:

·        Maintain calendar and schedule appointments for resident interviews and document submission.

·        Attend mandatory trainings provided by NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

·        Interview applicants through rental housing qualification and approval process and collect relevant documents.

·        Coordinate with candidates before and after appointments to submit additional relevant paperwork.

·        Maintain log of all applicants (in order as per New York City Lottery), including by project, income range, and priority status and update log for applicant contacts as per New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) requirements. Communicate with NYC HPD regarding log and log updates.

·        Ensure proper filing (in both computer files and hard copies in filing cabinets) of documents.

·        Maintain communication with NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development regarding income and household eligibility issues and for approval of applicants.

·        Schedule apartment unit viewings, walk through, appraisal inspections (if needed) and supervise all unit repairs.

·        Work with property management company/staff and eligible applicants to arrange for move-ins.

·        Assist with requisitions and drawdowns for housing development and lease-up projects.

·        Other duties as assigned.


·        Experience working with and/or qualifying applicants for programs, jobs or other selective processes required. Prior experience with leasing of affordable housing preferred.

·        Excellent organizational skills. Having ability to create and maintain a highly organized system for maintaining and saving information and files.

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·        Outgoing professional and friendly demeanor and ability to perform at a high level with various stakeholders.

·        Familiarity with MS Excel, Word, Outlook, Power point.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter by October 21, 2018 to jobs@fifthave.org indicating “Housing Development Associate” in the subject line of email:

Jay Marcus

Director of Housing Development Fifth Avenue Committee

621 DeGraw St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Please note that applications without cover letter and resume will not be reviewed.

Fifth Avenue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

People of color, community residents, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.